Lowell has a lot of potential. They have some very dedicated and loyal staff who strive to have our children become successful and contributing members of society, however there is only so much they can do. There needs to be a behavioral counselor installed to promote appropriate actions for students with destructive, inappropriate and distracting behavior. There is very little parental/community involvement. There seems to be no recourse for the staff to correct the blatant disrespect for basic rules. I think it boils down to being in a poor community and these kids have a lot more going on in their lives that seems to be more important than rising above their circumstances. The fault lies with the parents/guardians, not the school itself, but there should be a behavioral coach or counselor to give students the tools to cope with their outside distractions and allow them to focus on bettering themselves and improving their environment.
There are many teachers that clearly do not " do it for the money." They continue to reach out as best they can and strive to improve our children's lives. There is just not enough tools for them to improve behavior when children go back to an environment on a daily basis that does not promote the importance of education or basic manners for that matter.
Sadly this school suffers from poor leadership from the principal Doreen Herrick. She is inexperienced, rude and unprofessional to not only parents, but students, teachers and staff. The school has a large Hispanic population yet Doreen speaks no Spanish. Let's hope MPS wakes up and gets someone in the principal position who puts the students first and treats parents, students, teachers and staff with respect.
Now, now.....funny how my kids have not had any problems.....like they say....your kids are who you make them. Lowell teachers and staff are awesome! This coming from someone with three kids in school!!!!
This school is including teachers and students are a sorry excuse for an educational institute. My step daughter has been in this school for two years. She is in the 4th grade and continues to struggle. Her teacher this year was pregnant and took maternity leave for three months in that timetable step daughter has had over five sub teachers. She is having a very difficult time with the transitions. Also bullying is a major issue, my daughter is have white and half Hispanic and 90% of the kids in her class are Hispanic and she is constantly teased cuz she doesn't speak Spanish. Bullying is verbal and physical and every time it is brought up nothing is done about it. Please if you have an option don't put your child in this school.
I just put my kids in Lowell and its only been 3 mths and ever since my kids started it has been bad news every time i turn around and need to talk to there teacher she is always out your if something happens they don't no anything they say well the kids saw this happen so there is no supervision with the kids they leave it up the the kids to watch each another. I NEVER seen such poor supervision and '' teacher helpers'' in my life my kids used to like going to school now they don't even like going how sad.......
I used tobe a student there at lowell many yrs ago. Back then the children would look foward to be going to school now my child goes to school there and doesnt even want to go any more. The school is ok . But in need of better third grade teachers! The princilpe needs to go very rude. the school has gone way down hill and for the teacher quality all theachers are good except some of the 3grade ones